Some 15,000 People to Return to Canadian Fort McMurray After Fire

© REUTERS / Terry ReithFlames rise in Industrial area south Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada May 3, 2016.
Flames rise in Industrial area south Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada May 3, 2016. - Sputnik International
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About 15,000 people evacuated from the city of Fort McMurray in the Canadian western province of Alberta during the wildfires, will return to their homes on Wednesday, local media reported.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — This is the first group out of 90,000 evacuees, which has been allowed to come home, the CBC broadcaster said.

Over 200 police officers will be reportedly deployed in the region to provide security during the return.

A state of emergency has been declared in Alberta after a wildfire, discovered near oil-rich Fort McMurray in early May, spread into the city. Some 2,400 buildings have been affected by the fire.

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